Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. The team was established in 1995, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies, as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada. After the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis to become the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, the Raptors became the only Canadian-based team in the NBA.
  • Blogtable: What (or who) will you be watching during early part of season?
    Sporting News

    Blogtable: What (or who) will you be watching during early part of season?

    What (or who) will you be watching intently during the first 4-6 weeks of the season?  Like many, , looking for any clues — all non-verbal, as we know Leonard won't be contributing his thoughts on the matter at any point — of his future intentions. The potential fit between Leonard and the Raptors could really change everything, starting with the Lakers' fever dreams of a second superstar to pair with LeBron. If Toronto convinces Leonard it's a place in which he can put down long-term stakes, the Eastern Conference changes dramatically. All of a sudden, the Celtics' assumed rise to the top for the next several years would not be guaranteed. A Leonard-led Toronto franchise, with the young ballers

  • The Top 5 MVP Contenders In 2018-19, via Sportsbook

    The Top 5 MVP Contenders In 2018-19, via Sportsbook

    Popular betting site Oddshark has released the betting odds for the MVP winner of the 2018-19 NBA season. The site listed the odds for 18 players in the league, and the players at the top are what most viewers predicted. Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward LeBron James tops the list at a +400, followed closely by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis at a +450. Rounding out the Top 5 are reigning MVP James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Kawhi Leonard, in that order. All five of these players have a legitimate shot at winning the award, and all are in fairly different situations. James is tasked with leading an interesting mix of young players and veterans on one-year contracts to at

  • NBA trade news: Steph Curry's LeBron James revelation, Miami Heat latest, Kawhi Leonard

    NBA trade news: Steph Curry's LeBron James revelation, Miami Heat latest, Kawhi Leonard

    Steph Curry makes LeBron James revelation Steph Curry has opened up on his feud with LeBron James during the playoffs. The pair squared up at the end of Game 1 after an exchange of words, but Curry has played down the incident. "It was never going to spill over to that,” Curry told the The Bill Simmons Podcast. “But it was an interesting moment ...I was hot because I was trying to finish out a possession, I think it was less than a minute left, I didn't see him coming over from the weak side so I tried to do a little soft scoop layup and he pinned it. Then he stared me down and he said something to me. "And I was like, 'That's what we're really on right now? We're about to win and you're worried

  • Coronado Eagle & Journal | Coronado News | Coronado Island News

    Coronado Eagle & Journal

    It's never easy to say goodbye especially when you have poured your entire life into a business. Doug Andersen, owner and general manager of Coronado Bayside Grill at the Coronado Golf Course is getting ready to do just that at the end of this month. Andersen will continue serving golfers and the community until the last day, Aug. 31, while getting ready to close. The Bayside Grill days are coming to an end because Andersen's contract expired and the city did not renew it. A new company will take over operations.Andersen was born and raised in Coronado, graduating from Coronado High School in 1979. His first job was at NAS North Island's Officer's Club starting as a bus boy and later as a cook

  • NBA MVP odds are out, with some names missing
    NBC Sports Washington

    NBA MVP odds are out, with some names missing

    Bovada's NBA MVP odds are out, and there are a few names you might think would have high odds, but instead aren't on the list at all. 

  • Summer Forecast: East standings, West standings for 2018-19

    Summer Forecast: East standings, West standings for 2018-19

    We asked the ESPN Forecast panel to predict the win totals for all 30 teams. Here are the results: Eastern Conference standings 1. Boston Celtics Projected record: 58-24 Last season: 55-27 Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving combined to miss 103 regular-season games last season, and the Celtics still won 55 games. Even if Boston needs to ease Hayward and Irving back a bit, the younger players who sparked Boston's playoff run -- Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier -- will be hungry to showcase their own development. It all adds up to Boston earning the second-highest win projection in the league, behind only Golden State. 2. Toronto Raptors Projected record: 55-27 Last season: 59-23 The Raptors

  • Report: Raptors 905 to add Tamara Tatham to coaching staff
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    Report: Raptors 905 to add Tamara Tatham to coaching staff

    According to reports from Doug Smith (well and truly back on the beat), the Raptors 905 are set to bring in Tamara Tatham to help fill out their coaching staff. Tatham will join Charles Kissi as a fellow assistant coach under new bench boss (and long-time member of the Raptors organization) Jama Mahlalela. For various reasons, as Smith outlines in the above tweet, this is a cool development. Tatham is now the first Canadian woman on a pro basketball team's coaching staff. It's a small step, given that the overwhelming majority of coaches are men, but it's a step nonetheless. As for Tatham's credentials, let's take a deep breath here and continue: At just 32, she's already a two-time Olympian,

  • LOOK: Raptors Talent Fred VanVleet Stuns And Stunts A Fan At Park

    LOOK: Raptors Talent Fred VanVleet Stuns And Stunts A Fan At Park

    Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet appears to be making the most of his summer vacation. The 24-year-old decided to drive around the city on Tuesday, and treated some fans to a pickup game cameo. VanVleet himself shared a bit of the experience via his Twitter account. One of the VanVleet's opponents shared a brief video clip on his Instagram account which had an excellent view of the incoming third-year man casually showing off his handles. It just so happened that the guy who posted this video is the very same dude VanVleet burned on the clip. After a breakout sophomore year with the Raptors last season, VanVleet's efforts were rewarded by a nomination for the Sixth Man of the Year Award.

  • Four more teams join NBA 2K League; Raptors Uprising GC set for playoffs

    Four more teams join NBA 2K League; Raptors Uprising GC set for playoffs

    TORONTO — Four more franchises are joining the NBA 2K League next season, bringing the number of teams in the virtual basketball circuit to 21. Affiliates of the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves will join Raptors Uprising GC and 16 other teams in the league's second season. The esports league is headed to its first post-season, which starts Friday with the final slated for Aug. 25. All games are streamed live on Twitch from New York City. Raptors Uprising, which started the season at 1-5, is currently fourth in the standings at 8-6. It will face Cavs Legion GC in the first round of the post-season.  The other original NBA 2K League teams are 76ers GC,

  • ESPN predicts the 2018-19 NBA standings
    Los Angeles Lakers

    ESPN predicts the 2018-19 NBA standings

    The NBA saw quite a bit of movement throughout the offseason and that's not all that surprising considering the amount of talent that was available in free agency. LeBron James ended up leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and signing a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers as he joins a very young and talented team. In addition, Paul George made one of the most shocking moves of the offseason when he elected to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder rather than play for his hometown Lakers. On top of that, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins shocked the NBA world when he signed a one-year deal for the mid-level exception with the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The trade market even got

  • Team-by-Team Breakdown of the 2018-19 Campaign

    Team-by-Team Breakdown of the 2018-19 Campaign

    Toronto Raptors The Cavaliers have been the East's alpha dogs for the past four years – and no franchise is more acutely aware of that fact than the Raptors – who exported the reigning Coach of the Year and their four-time All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan in the offseason, importing the league's two-time Defensive Player of the Year and 2014 Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard, and first-time head coach, Nick Nurse. The Raptors had to sacrifice a first rounder and key piece off their vaunted bench – big man Jakob Poeltl – but GM Masai Ujiri saw an opening and, with Leonard eligible to walk after this season, rolled the dice in the summer's biggest deal. 2-1 | 12/1, 3/11 - 10/17, 12/21 Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Winners and losers from the Eastern Conference's offseason
    Chicago Tribune

    Winners and losers from the Eastern Conference's offseason

    We are officially halfway through the NBA offseason. Six weeks ago, the basketball world was still wrapping its collective head around LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. Six weeks from now, training camps will open across the country as the 2018-19 season gets underway. That makes right now — the in-between place, when those whose lives revolve around basketball take a deep breath before diving back in for another 10 months or so of constant insanity — the perfect opportunity to assess all that has happened since the Golden State Warriors closed out the Cleveland Cavaliers to claim a second straight championship. We'll break down teams into four categories — clear winners,